COMP report: CPQR technical quality control guidelines for radiation treatment centers Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), in close partnership with the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (CPQR) has developed a series of Technical Quality Control (TQC) guidelines for radiation treatment equipment. These guidelines outline the performance objectives that equipment should meet in order to ensure an acceptable level of radiation treatment quality. The TQC guidelines have been rigorously reviewed and field tested in a variety of Canadian radiation treatment facilities. The development process enables rapid review and update to keep the guidelines current with changes in technology. This announcement provides an introduction to the guidelines, describing their scope and how they should be interpreted. Details of recommended tests can be found in separate, equipment specific TQC guidelines published in the JACMP (COMP Reports), or the website of the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (www.cpqr.ca).

authors

  • Malkoske, Kyle E
  • Nielsen, Michelle K
  • Tantôt, Laurent
  • Pomerleau-Dalcourt, Natalie
  • Milette, Marie-Pierre
  • Diamond, Kevin-ross
  • Frenière, Normand
  • Bertrand, Marie-Joëlle
  • Villarreal-Barajas, J Eduardo
  • Sasaki, David K
  • Schella, Jason
  • Grant, John
  • Schreiner, L John
  • Bissonnette, Jean-Pierre

publication date

  • March 2018